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laugh and family and friends called and it was amazing. >> it was pretty amazing. you have an amazing voi voice. good luck on your career. >> i? come back and sing. >> i hope i do. >> nice to meet you. >> i have a feeling we will hear more from that young lady. he's a remarkable voice. that's all for us tonight. ac 360 starts now. special coverage in the death of whitney houston starting with breaking news. a source briefed on her behavior and activity telling cnn that whitney houston was seen drinking by the pool at the beverly hilton hotel on saturday morning, the day she died. her behavior, according to this source, did not appear erratic, however. the same source told us she was seen drinking heavily last wednesday and thursday morning, as early as 10:00 a.m. pool side and in the hotel bar.
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her appearance suggested she was intoxicat intoxicated. the source saying other hotel guest on both of those days heard her accuse a bartender of watering down her drinks. this shows her pool side on wednesday. a drink by her side. we don't know what the drink contained. we should underscore the account of her drinking cams from a single source. one that cnn believes to be reliable. we have obtained a copy of a preliminary death certificate. you can see the immediate cause of death is listed as deferred. deferred in this case because drug screening results will not be complete for several weeks. the funeral is on saturday. we will be joined by the reverend marvin winans who will be giving the eulogy and married whitney houston to bobby brown and dr. drew is here on the dangers of mixing booze and pills something that goes far beyond what happened to whitney houston. it is a conversation i urge you to listen to it.
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it is eye opening to me. we did it just before the show began. here's what investigators are looking in to it now. prescription pills found inside of whitney houston's hotel room are the focus of the investigation in to her still explained death. authorities say they issued subpoenas to doctors in los angeles and on the east coast seeking her medical records and are looking specifically in to what type of prescriptions she was given. investigators are contacting various pharmacies where her prescriptions were filled, including this one, the nicky fine pharmacy that was raided in 2009 michael jackson died from an overdose of a prescription of drugs the dna d.a. is not involved in the case but they ska issuing subpoenas is unusual for a death that not considered a homicide. >> as of now it is not a criminal investigation. >> the prescription pill bottles were under houston's name. officials say it does not appear
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that houston was filling out multiple prescriptions from different doctors, commonly known as dr. shopping but they have not ruled it out. it is too soon to tell if houston was described drug she didn't need or if she used an alias. doctors and pharmacies have been cooperating and nothing out of the ordinary has been found so far. the new york daily news reports some of the pill bottles were not labeled. some were older prescriptions and one filled recently. cnn confirmed houston visited this doctor shown here four days before she died. he's been treating her for throat and vocal problems for years. a family friend told cnn houston was on prescription medication for a throat infection and taking other medicines. she may have mixed them with alcohol. according to friends she was
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drinking champagne two nights before her death and another source says she was seen drinking in the hotel. a close family friend said houston was known to have a drink if she went out. the singer battled drug and alcohol problems for years. she entered rehab last year and a family friend said she had been clean of hard drugs for several years. investigators said they would be looking for illegal and prescription drugs in the results of the toxicology tests which may be ready in weeks. houston's funeral is set for saturday. a private service in her hometown of newark, nmg new jersey. as for reports the houston's family banned bobby brown from attending the funeral, sources say that was never the case and brown may very well be at the service after all to tay pay tribute to houston's life. the funeral will be held at whitney houston's childhood church. as for her friends and family aretha franklin will sing and the reverend winans will give the eulogy. digging deeper to the new report
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on her drinking. what light, if any, it sheds on her death. i spoke with sanjay gupta, host of sanjay gupta, m.d. and dr. drew from hln. >> what do you make of the report from single source to cnn about whitney houston being seen drinking in the morning, no less in the hotel over the weekend? >> a couple of things, anderson. first of all, i said to think that we have to ro have this report of humiliating behavior to understand simply that if she is drinking she's in harm's way. the fact there were multiple reports of her toasting and partying a couple of nights before her death should have been enough for anyone near her to understand that she was in real serious trouble. we don't have to necessarily bring in these other stories that sound humiliating but not surprising. the level of consumption reported begins to make sense in
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terms of the potential of causing respiratory suppression. simple simply adding the amount of alcohol reported to benzodiazepine would be sufficient to cause her to stop breathing. >> it can be as simple as alcohol in combination with a drug like xanax or one or two other drugs? >> yes. >> don't plenty of people take xanax also drink and not end up dead? >> anderson, i have been getting so -- people are accusing me of getting excited about this story and i'm getting angry and i want people to listen. this is something i have been fighting most of my career as an addictionologist. people don't understand how problematic these medicines are, especially if someone has a history of addiction. it is potentially a life-threatening exposure when they are exposed to that. . and how many stories have we reported of celebrities dying of
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pharmaceutical deaths and these are the medications involved with that. >> are you saying anyone who has had a past history of drug abuse can never drink. >> never drink. >> so people say she is having drinks. that doesn't necessarily mean she was relapse, does it. >> anderson, i'm trying not to get as excited as the last couple of nights i have been on this show. categorically it is a severe relapse. she is not in early addiction. she had been treated three times and believe me in each of those treatments abstinence was the goal and what they insisted upon in every one of those treatments. the fact she could go to those treatments as recently as last may and come out and people around her think that partying with alcohol is somehow okay because her problem is other drugs is -- it shows the treatments were abject failures and that she needed a lot more treatment she didn't need to be
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out in public. she didn't need to be paraded around at parties and working on a movie. her life was in danger, as we now know but we should have known it four months ago. >> sanjay, one thing you have done a lot of reporting on is doctor shopping. we have seen people do that in the past. there's no evidence that whitney houston did that. coroners say they want to rule it out and that's why they are subpoenaing and in contact with pharmacies and doctors. but you had actually done a report on how easy it is to get multiple prescriptions. i want to show some of that. it took 15 minutes and i was able to walk in with my prescription, $20 on my charge card. they asked for my address and i walked out with 40 pills of narcotics.
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>> how does that happen? >> well, you know, one thing that is important to point out. as you said there is no evidence or suggestion of doctor shopping here, but what i was trying to show in the report that the regulation, the keeping tabs on people filling these types of prescriptions is pretty woefully inadequate in just about every state. you have a prescription from one doctor. you go to one pharmacy and literally ten minutes later you can go to another pharmacy and fill another prescription. when you start to aggregate the medicines you get a lot of different pills. it is hard for someone who wants to get these pills, maybe not the fault of the doctor, maybe not the fault of the pharmacy. it's just the system is not designed to be able to catch people like that. you can see within 15 minutes what i was able to do. >> dr. drew, there's going to be people watching this that are taking multiple prescriptions for things that will say, wait a minute, how do i know about the interaction of these drugs. >> they should be. >> the point you make time and
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time again, for an addict, an addict is more likely to take extra, to take more than the doctor told them to take. >> that's right. it doesn't take much extra by the way. in fact, in their mind they are probably taking it as prescribed. their perception is it is safe. sanjay, i have to ask you a question. she is alleged to have xanax, valium and benzodiazepine in h condition. can you think of any condition she should have those medications any condition. >> i heard xanax was in her bathroom. i hasn't heard of the other things. the important thing is you always hear from the doctor when you get these pills, don't take this with alcohol. i think it has been the perception, that's not a great idea but i will be fine if i do. >> i have taken things thatty wasn't supposed to take with alcohol with alcohol and think how bad can it be? like an ambien or something like
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that. >> one in 20 people do this over the age of 12. these are alarming statistics. one in 20 people misuse these medications, take too much, take it the wrong way or combine it with something else. a lot of them are not addicts. the addicts may have a higher tolerance. so maybe it takes more, but in someone who doesn't do this and they have an accidental overdose, i think this is an important message. what anderson is saying the average person thinks it is not a great idea but it is not going to kill me. >> i believe this whitney houston is not going to be doctor shopping. she didn't have to shop. she as an addict was given benzodiazepine she should not have had it and not only one but three kinds and if those were what is in the bathroom, neither you or i can think of any circumstance where any patient should have all of these medications. >> we will have more in a moment. the notion of the dangers of mixing something like a sleeping
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pill with even two glasses of wine i find eye opening. we will talk about that after the break and dig deeper in to celebrity culture and how it maybe a destructive force in the life of a recovering addict. let us know what you think. join us on facebook, google+ or twitter @andersoncooper. i will be sweet tweeting in the hour ahead. a child fleeing as a sniper takes aim at a child. it is unbelievable. that is not all that is happening. we are keeping them honest. we have more in a moment. [ kyle ] my bad.
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whitney houston including a report she was seen drinking on the morning she died and seen drinking heavily on the wednesday and thursday mornings prior to her death. before the break, dr. drew and dr. gupta were weighing in on that. celebrity culture and how it may enable addiction. one of the reasons we are covering this story beyond the tragedy of whitney houston, and, you know, again, i was listening to her music last night and it hits you time and time again what a tragedy this is, what a waste this is, regardless of the cause of her death. this is a larger story. the story of prescription abuse and the dangers of prescription drugs is an important story. >> absolutely. i have been -- >> go ahead. >> i want to show you what celine dion said on good morning
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america. >> when you think of elvis presley and marilyn monroe and michael jackson and amy winehouse. to get in to drugs like that, for whatever reason, is it because of the stress and bad influence? what happens? what happens when you have everything? what happens when you have the love, support, family, motherhood. you have responsibilities of a mother, and then something happens and it destroys everything. >> yeah. >> there's something that happens that i don't understand and that's why i'm so scared. i'm scared of show business. i'm scared of drugs. >> does that miss the snoint is it something about show business or is this a larger issue as well? >> my patients today, my addicted patients when they die, they die a pharmaceutical death without exception. it is the third night in a row i'm saying this on your show,
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anderson. i would urge people to think back to the rock stars of the last 20, 30 years that used tons of ill it will it is drugs, exception heroin. they are all alive but the ones that graduate to the prescription drug but it has been the last five years that we have seen this tidal wave of the problem. as celine dion said, she is not an addict, you can tell. but she listed many people and they are all pharmaceutical deaths and what is happening in hollywood and the music field is a reflection of what is going on in this country. >> we hear about it so much when it is celebrities, but is it happening every few minutes in the united states, is there something and i think we have talked about this, dr. drew, but is there something that drives people to be a celebrity and in the public eye that also then is more likely to drive them to seek a high? >> yes. they do have more trauma. they tend to -- i have explicit,
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objective research on this that i have published and they have more trauma and more genetic heritage of addiction. more narcissistic pathology and celebrity is a bid to solve that for them but it ends up with power and when they manifest their problems they progress more severely. the rest of us would have an employer. these are all independent contractors. they don't have an employer that can pull them aside and side you are going to lose your job if you don't get it together. and they have others afraid to lose their accent to them. depack chop pra showed how he confronted michael jackson about his drug use and was dismissed from the inner circle. ? it does seem that some doctors, not all certainly, but there are some doctors who like having celebrities in their lives and may be more willing to prescribe them something, just, you know
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to kind of keep them in their lives. >> we just saw this trial with conrad murray. we heard about this with other celebrities. these concierge doctors which we reported on. they take just a few patients and the celebrities expect that doctor to take care of them and get them the things they say they need. to your point earlier, we talk about the celebrities because they are famous. and perhaps because they have this access. there are a lot of people out there that have these sorts of problems. i can't stress that enough. you know, we have talked about all of these famous people, but one in 20 people are misusing these medications right now. we may not hear about their deaths but every 19 minutes one of them will die. the warning about don't misuse these drugs isn't a polite thing, saying hey if you think about it don't use this. it literally should say it could kill you. doctors don't like to say it but
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i think they need to in this case. >> what is the advice for someone watching tonight, maybe they have an ambien and xanax prescription and they are not sure -- it is question your doctor as much as possible. >> you need to be transparent. i don't want to condemn anybody in particular. a lot of patients getting these type of medications is because they are -- for someone to get kpan sax and another benzodiazepine or another anti-anxiety medication are probably not forth right. any doctor would say why are you taking these medication cans. be transparent about it and if you say i'm not an addict. i haven't had this problem. i'm watching this stuff about whitney houston. that's not me. i don't have to worry about this. yes, you do. you have to think about this because the next time that you think about it maybe because you have had a catastrophic event as a result of combining, misusing or overdosing on these medications. >> it is an eye opener. i'm not a drinker but i will
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have an occasional glass of wine. the idea that i sort of -- if i am going to take an ambien one night, i don't think -- i just kind of pooh-poohed the alcohol drug combination thing. >> this is the third time our patient has mentioned ambien. i think we ought to pull him aside for a little talk here. >> i occasionally have if i am traveling on a plane. >> i got it the first time said it. i heard it. >> i'm not an addict. >> no, i'm making fun of you but you are a great example of how cautious someone must be. you are trying to use them intelligently. if you are taying i'm not driving a vehicle i'm being careful but two glasses of wine and ambien you could be in harm's way. >> really? >> one thing more about that. this illustrates a point. when you combine these nings they are synergistic. it becomes borisment it tinkers
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with a part of the brain known as the hypothalamus. it is the part of the brain that regulates your heart rate and tells you to breathe and you don't have to think about it. if it is tinkered with, when you go to sleep your drive to breathe may go away. you can see how deadly that can be. this has been known for a while. >> your drive to breathe goes away. >> and also your swallowing mechanism is suppressed and you can aspir rate which is the other thing i see all the time. they come in with overwhelming pneumonias. >> we keep having this conversation but i think this is an important conversation to have. it is a much larger issue than just this one tragedy. dr. drew, appreciate it. sanjay, appreciate it. thanks. >> you got it. sgle venn legitimately prescribed medication can kill in combination with just a few drinks and we do not know what
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happened in the cate case of whitney houston. it's important not to get ahead of the facts. one fact is clear, as dr. drew mentioned. if prescription drugs played a role in the death of whitney houston it would not be the first time. more on that angle from miguel marquez. >> this the video the king of pop rehearsing for an you coming tour looks like the picture of health. but off stage he was suffering from a crippling addiction to the powerful anesthetic propofol or milk as he liked to call it. it was an addiction enabled by his doctor, dr. murray. >> i then decided to go ahead and give him some so he could get a couple of hours of sleep. i cared about him and didn't want him to fail. >> six months later, hollywood would be rocked by yet another death. actress brittany murphy who played eminem's love interest and was an ugly duckling and
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became a swan with the help of alicia silverstone in "clueless." >> you are a virgin who can't drive. >> that was way harsh. >> the coroner ruled that murphy's death at 32 was an accident due to the combination of pneumonia, iron deficiency and multiple drug intoxication. but her husband and mother disputed those finding to larry king. >> for the record, a declarative statement, may wife had not taken any drugs that could harm her that morning. i will -- no drug overdose. >> please. brittany was scared to take -- >> she had a heart murmur. >> and this was heath ledger the actor known for his ground breaking performance in broke back mountain where he played a gay cowboy opposite jake
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gyllenhaal. >> i wish i knew how to quit you. >> then why don't you? why don't you just let me be, huh. >> lenler died just months before the release of his biggest blockbuster, "the dark knight." critics raved over his portrayal of the joker. >> you complete me. >> ledger died from an accidental overdose of painkillers anti-an anxiety drug and sleeping pills. he was 28. amy winehouse's struggles with addiction were well known. ♪ try to make me go to rehab i say no no no ♪ >> but in the end, the singer wasn't done in by drugs in a ruling disputed by winehouse's father, the coroner said she died from accident alcohol poisoning. celebrities dying from drug and alcohol abuse isn't new, elvis,
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anna nicole smith, judy garland to name a few but recent deaths have focused on a dirty little secret. doctors who make prescription drugs readily available to the stars. she said despite her history as an addict, doctors overprescribed her pills. >> there are doctors out there, many doctors out there who may be enamored by a star and are trying to please their client but you have to have stars on the other end who may be using their fame to get these the drugs. >> i'm sure that is something that helps them to get the doctor to get whatever they want. i know i have been in that position myself.
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>> now, investigators also want to know, is that what happened to whitney houston? cnn, los angeles. still ahead tonight, family and friends of whitney houston are going to pay tribute to her saturday. the pastor delivering the eulogy joins me live. the one-sided war. using everything they have to crush their people. keeping them honest. we're the wassman family from skagway, alaska. happened to come across quicken loans online. [ chris ] quicken loans constantly kept us updated and got us through the process twice now. quicken loans is definitely engineered to amaze. they were just really there for us. [ zipper, heavy breathing ] ♪ [ male announcer ] linens and duvet washed fresh for every guest. real value. from your friends at hampton.
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breaking news tonight, a source telling cnn that whitney houston was seen drinking on the morning that she died and drinking heavily the prior wednesday and thursday. the official cause of death will not be determined until toxicology results come back. it's where a young whitney houston sang in the choir, then soloed and grew into that voice. those to be there to pay tribute
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>> the winans family, bbcc and pastor winens will dlif the eulogy. the houstons and winans have been close for decades. here's whitney performing with bb and cc in '99. [ music playing ] ♪ ♪ ♪ hold on tight >> that is whitney houston, bb and cc wooi winans at the image awards. joining me is another member of the winans family marvin winans. reverend, appreciate you being with us, pastor. you and your family obviously so close to the houston family. how's your family doing? how's whitney's family doing?
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>> well, my mother, after we heard it she said she felt as if she had lost one of her children. i said, mom, it's because you have. in talking with cissy, when i called her and i said mom is going to be all right. faith plays a great part in how we cope with uncertainties in life. it's not something that we run from in difficulty. it's something that we run to. by the grace of god, everyone's holding up pretty well. >> you were there for her wedding, and you are there for her coming home, and a celebration of her life this weekend. how do you even go about writing the words that you are going to say? do you know what you are going to say? >> well, it's -- it's about praying and, you know. folk talks about doing the
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eulogy. mine is not that of euologist. my job is to speak on behalf of god in how we relate and how we go further. we pray, we speak from our heart and allow the holy spirit to lead us so that we might begin to minister hope and healing to those that are there. >> how do you give that? obviously you said faith is extraordinarily important. but in times like this people question their faith and say, why would a young woman be taken from us with such talent and potential and life ahead of her? >> well, the wonderful thing about salvation is that it is a choice. as i was talking to some people the other day, i thought about an old gospel song that says, we are our heavenly father's children and he loves us one and all. yet there are times when we will
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answer to another's becken call. so value salvation is constantly a choice. it is a constant vigil of doing the right things. it's not a blame game on god that somehow god just took whitney from us. it is a fact that we have choices, and the choices that we make may not be the best choices, but just as a son or daughter may disappoint their father doesn't mean that he doesn't love them. >> you and i were talking before the show. i was asking what you want to get across. one of the things you said to me was really important and that is the importance of praising people and telling them how much you care about them and love them in their life. not just after they pass. >> it is amazing. we take life and love for granted so often. as you play that video of bb and cc, whitney was actually
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supposed to sing with the winans first, but we ran in to some contractual problems and she ended up with bb and cc. but just as a family we lost our brother ronald. whitney came and sat with us and rode with us to the cemetery. that's what families do. we rally around each other when someone is hurting. we lay aside what we do professionally and we find the time to be there. the power of presence is so great. so people need to learn how to say i love you. i miss you. last week, whitney was alive. i was here preaching. there were no cameras. no one was calling me. but since her death we are fighting off news agencies simply because they don't understand that we lost a sister. this is not a break or an
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opportunity. we are really hurting and seriously grieving. it amazes me the insensitivity of the media when it comes to things like this. >> i think, you know, often people see this as -- reporters see this as a news story and there's facts to get out for family in the epicenter of this, family and friends it's not a story. it's life and death. it is heart break. and heart break that never heals. >> it is someone that was there and now you can no longer speak to them. maybe you didn't tell them that you loved them. maybe if you had known you would have did some things differently. so there's a lot of questions, a lot of things that go through the minds. why wasn't i there? why didn't i help? what if i picked up the phone? what if i went and got her?
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you have to reconcile all of that within yourself. you miss that person so greatly. >> there had been some discussion, i understand, or talk publicly about a public service. obviously this will be a private service now. i think a lot of her fans wanted some sort of public service that they could take part in. for you, the importance of it being private and of it being family is clear. >> i don't think knowing cissy and the houston family, i don't think it is a matter of public or private as it was, this is my daughter. this is my sister, this is my mother. this is my friend and we want to do this with dignity. we don't want to have a parade. we loved her when she was nippy
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in new jersey. the world loves her because of her voice. but if nippy could not sing, the houston family would love her. i knew that mama houston would do it the way she wanted it done. we're going to church. we're not going to be worried about if the world can get in. we're going to lay our daughter to rest in the confines and the tradition of what we do. >> there are so many people around the world listening to her music and sadly now who weren't listening to it last week. >> yeah. >> but i hope you know there are -- and i hope the family knows there are countless people around the world who are sending them their prayers and i wish you the best. and it will be a difficult weekend for you. >> it will be difficult, but god answers prayers, and prayer changes things, people and circumstances. >> pastor winans. appreciate you being on tonight.
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rick santorum was asked about washington's vote to legalize same-sex marriage. here's what he said. >> i said i think this is a national issue. we can't have different marriage laws. we need consistency on what marriage and family is. and we need to have a national discussion about it and develop a national policy. >> certainly not the first time that santorum called for for a national policy. abortion is another example. what is interesting is santorum's call for a national policy seems at odds with what he says is his strong support for state's rights. another issue that resonate, like banning birth control he's argued for states to make their own laws. here he is talking about why the supreme court was wrong to overturn a connecticut law banning birth control. >> everybody has a right to do that. i have never questioned every state has a right to do that. it is not a constitution theal right. the state has the right to pass whatever statutes they have.
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>> he says the states have the right unless the issue on the table. political contributor area former press sec for bush. and senior strategist at priorities usa action. ari the romney superpac came out with adds attacking santorum in three states we saw what happened when gingrich was the focus of these ads. do you think that santorum is different. do you think this will chip away at santorum. >> oh, yeah. if you do the advertising properly, advertising done well picks up what people are inclined to believe about a
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candidate, for better or worse. there are some vulnerabilities with rick santorum and i think that is what mitt romney will seek to expose. that is part of running for office and rick santorum needs to show he can take a shot, give a shot and return the volley. >> listening to the alleged political experts the last couple of months, on paper there's no way that santorum should be in this position. his campaign doesn't have an advanced team, a pollster or a headquarters really but a lot of passionate followers. doesn't the fact -- the fact he is in this position, does that tell you maybe republicans really are enthusiastic about the election after all, whatever the polls show enthusiasm faltering. >> i don't know if they are enthusiastic about the election. if you look state by state the turnout is lower than 2008 when the primary was competitive. this time around, snoumpl benefits from the fact that republicans are having a hard time coalescing around mitt
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romney. i think conservatives don't trust him because his record doesn't match with what he is saying on the campaign trail. i will say on the spending, romney and romney superpac have a lot of money. and one thing that is determinative in the race. when romney and his super pac and allies spent a lot of money they do well. when they don't he doesn't. this time they are being matched dollar for dollar in michigan. we will see what impact it has. >> do you buy there is a lack of enthusiasm. >> i think there is a lack of conservative enthusiasm for mitt romney. a lot of santorum is anti-romney vote and people are hoping that rick santorum will be who they want. there's a lot of questions with rick santorum he is largely unknown quantity in republican circles. he is in a rush to fill in the blanks before mitt romney does it for him. >> as for the overall enthusiasm
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issue, there has been a decline in republican enthusiasm since last fall and i think that is in part the frustration of how republicans are going after each other. i anticipate it will build up once republicans have a nominee and it will be exciting once they go. as for turnout, it is hard to measure. you have florida that was a quirk because of the 2008 ballot niche they have brought out hundreds of thousands of people who don't otherwise vote presidential and in missouri four years ago had a real primary, with real delegates that counted and this year was a beauty contest the. if you compare those two states there's a huge dropoff. without that you have record republican turnout in iowa, south carolina. it is inconclusive. >> the digital dashboard question asked if santorum wins michigan will he take on the beloved front runner status or will it remain with romney? >> i think it still remains with mitt romney. in large part because he has -- when i talk about organization, you have to say what does that
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mean. he is getting on the billion lot everywhere. the fact that is no one is contesting him in arizona is a huge issue. the press will focus on michigan because that's where a fight takes place. if you are mitt romney, you are saying i'm chocking up delegates because people aren't taking on delegates. >> if mitt romney can't win in michigan where his father has a long history, where he was born, that could be crippling for him, no. >> i think it will be a big problem for mitt romney. i don't think the issue will be whether or not he wins the nomination. i think that is already pointed out. he is the only candidate that has the infrastructure and the wherewithal to bring it to the end. if he loses michigan, a big problem could be that his fund-raising dries up a bit. and he's not able to have the impacting campaign that he needs to have throughout the primary. in 2008, president obama and hillary clinton went through this long, drawn out primary, but through that process the
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president built support in almost every single state. that's not what is happening with mitt romney. if his money dries up he really won't be able to do that. >> appreciate it. thank youing. ahead, iran stages a public showing in what it calls advances in its nuclear program. we will see how the obama administration rearkted. and a expensive rolex watch stolen at a airport security check. arkted. and a expensive rolex watch stolen at a airport security check. ctarkted. and a expensive rolex watch stolen at a airport security check. ed. and a expensive rolex watch stolen at a airport security check. mid grade dark roast forest fresh full tank brain freeze cake donettes rolling hot dogs bag of ice anti-freeze wash and dry diesel self-serve fix a flat jumper cables 5% cashback right now, get 5% cashback at gas stations. it pays to discover.
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sniper fire. you can hear the shot being fired. a man runs after him. carries the boy to safety. video from a damascus suburb shows them forced to lie down next to an army tank to serve as human shields. we can't verify the reports firsthand because the assad regime won't let us in. we have more from homs. here's what she said. i know you saw a patient with a brain injury. pieces of this man's brain have come out of his head and they kept it inside and had a tube in there but he desperately needed to get out and will die if he sghunt he will and he's not the only one in there that is in that kind of dire condition. this was another young volunteer at the clinic who had been injured in one of the strikes on the clinic itself. he was in an incredibly
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difficult situation. actually later on that he had died. he didn't make it, and that is quite simply because he wasn't able to receive the medical care that he so desperately needed. the nurse that was tending to him was just 27 years old. she was a volunteer and she was crying out wanting to know how it was that the international community could watch human beings continuously die and do nothing and she pointed to this young man, cars reing his head saying this is a human being. this is not something made of stone. life has value. how is it in the 21st century that the world can watch and let this type of massacre take place? >> arwa, you have covered a lot of places where violence is happening and suffering is happening. how does this compare? >> it doesn't, anderson. it really doesn't. on the one hand, yes, i have covered all of these conflicts you come across death, you come across sorrow and atrocities, but what we have witnessed
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happening inside of syria does not compare to anything that has taken place in any other country, whether you compare it to the other revolutions that you saw happening across the middle east or the other types of violence in various other conflict zones. what is happening here -- it's very difficult to put it in to words, anderson. the level of despair, what is happening, how one sided this war -- and it is now a war. really is. what you sense is that you have a massive entity. this power that is the syrian government using every single tool at its disposal to crush this opposition that really, as they put it have just been crying out for freedom. we hear all of these stories of children being mers lousily massacred at the hands of the regime. no one spared. you can't compare it to anything else. >> a are rwa damon, stay safe. susan hendricks is joining us now. >> iran showed off what it
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